Thursday, September 24, 2009

Woman charged with false Carlisle sex attack claim

Four people were arrested, and this woman is out on bail. I have to wonder if someone who had raped four people would be offered bail? The question barely survives the asking.

Oh, and she's not named, either.

Carlisle woman charged for false sexual assault claim

A WOMAN who triggered a major investigation after claiming she was the victim of a sex attack in Carlisle has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

The 22-year-old is expected to appear in court following an alleged sexual assault in Cavendish Terrace, Stanwix, on January 4.

She answered police bail yesterday

The charge against her states that between January 3 and March 21, with intent to pervert the course of public justice, she made a false allegation that she was subject to a serious sexual assault which instigated a major police investigation during which four people were arrested.

That, the charge adds, had a tendency to pervert the course of public justice contrary to common law.

Detectives’ investigation into the claims was one of the biggest manhunts seen in Carlisle in recent years.

That probe involved some of Cumbria Police’s most senior detectives in a special incident room staffed by between 30 and 40 officers.

A series of public appeals were made to try to trace the people the woman said had attacked her.